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00:57 Apr 27, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Medical: Health Care, Science (general)
English term or phrase: fomite
Definition from Kaiser Family Foundation:
An inanimate object that can be the vehicle for transmission of an infectious agent (e.g., bedding, towels, or surgical instruments). There is evidence that coronavirus spreads via fomites although, this is a less common route of transmission.

Example sentence(s):
  • Most ominously, the authors found a number of similarities in aerosol and fomite transmission between this virus and SARS-CoV-1. MedPage Today
  • Our results indicate that aerosol and fomite transmission of HCoV-19 is plausible, as the virus can remain viable in aerosols for multiple hours. FOX 10 Phoenix
  • However, dogs and cats can potentially be fomites for the virus. What on Earth is a fomite? A fomite is an object that can transport or carry disease. Alaska Highway News
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ایک ایسی بےجان چیز، جو کسی بیماری کی ایک شخص سے دوسرے شخص میں منتقلی کا ذریعہ بنے

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Najam Najmi
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